Snowsure conditions and family-friendly attractions are just two of the reasons why the Kitzbühel Alps are a popular holiday destination among visitors from throughout Austria and beyond.
Accounting for a significant proportion of Tirol’s total surface area, the majestic Kitzbühel Alps extend from the Wilder Kaiser Massif in the north to the Hohe Tauern National Park in the south and from the Zillertal Valley in the west to the Saalachtal Valley in the east. They are known well beyond Austria as a popular holiday destination, not least because of the many sports and outdoor activities on offer. The region has nine wintersports resorts catering for both alpine and cross-country skiers of all abilities, with the slopes in Westendorf, Kirchberg, Hopfgarten and Fieberbrunn particularly suited to families with children.
Tradition, relaxation and fine dining
In summer there is a large network of hiking, cycling and mountain biking trails leading along the valley floor and up into the mountains. Further outdoor activities include whitewater rafting and paragliding, while visitors looking to unwind can simply enjoy the views or head for one of the spas or swimming lakes in the region.
As in other regions of Tirol, the people living in the Kitzbühel Alps are proud of their customs and traditions, many of which date back centuries. Processions and celebrations are held in most towns and villages throughout the year. The region’s largest agglomerations, first and foremost Kitzbühel, Wörgl and St. Johann in Tirol, offer good shopping and plenty of restaurants serving local delicacies.